Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Cards - Quick'n EZ

'Tis the season to think about sending Christmas cards, so here's an idea for you.  You can cut a letter size piece of cardstock in half to create two, 8.5" x 5.5", pieces which, when folded in half will each make a "Quarter Card", or look in the "dollar" bins at Michaels for a package of plain cards and envelopes!  It doesn't matter if there's something on the front, because this will be covered up.  Pick two scraps of coordinating/complementary papers cut to half the height and the width of the card.  Glue, one above the other onto the front then glue a piece of ribbon over the area where they meet.  

Now here's the fun part.  Create the saying in a circle in Microsoft word, using the drawing toolbar, then add an image at the center.  If you don't have access to images and can't find any clip art that you like, check out my images under "Pages" in the sidebar to the left (Images for Personal Use).  You can drag these onto your desktop then import them into your Word doc and re-size as needed.  

Print the monograms onto white card stock then cut the circles you created with either a circle punch, or a set of nesting dies.  Mat with additional colors of card stock, using larger plain or decorative punches.  I used Spellbinders' Nestability™ circle dies and Pinking circle dies to make mine.  Glue the monogram pieces together then attach to the front with foam squares or circles for a little dimension.  I also added some crystal stickers between the wording.  Here are some samples for inspiration  Enjoy!

Y'all come back now!

Yours truly,
Julie :)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1/04/2011

    love these cards... what a quick and easy idea. Think i will modify this idea and use for my valentines cards...